After shunning Africa's most populous nation in his first historic visit to Africa, United States President Barack Obama is, according to reports, ... planning to visit Nigeria before the end of his first term in office.
The violent chain of events in Nigeria since the country's presidential election, which brought President Goodluck Jonathan back to power, has ... alarmed many Nigerians. Several people lost their lives on Thursday June 16, 2011, after a suicide bomber triggered an explosion that ripped through Nigeria's capital, Abuja, in the latest streak of violent attacks by Boko Haram, a northern Islamic outfit. The explosion set several cars on fire and covered the city's skyline with a thick black smoke.
Since 2006, militants of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) have threatened Nigeria's national security and civic stability, ... but analysts have described Boko Haram as a bigger danger to Nigeria's multiculturalism and national amalgamation. Espousing a theological framework of social analysis, Boko Haram fervidly opposes the pluralism, tolerance and civic mutuality generated by the survival of the Nigerian state.
Nigeria's hard-line battle against corruption and financial misappropriation by public officials as promised by President Goodluck Jonathan's ... administration has begun with the arrest of the outgoing speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, on Sunday June 5, 2011.